hemiechinus (hemiechinus) wrote,
hemiechinus
hemiechinus

When I'm Sixty-Four

Как гласит Википедия:
Хотя по замыслу композиции автор пытается заглянуть на много лет вперёд, это одна из первых песен Пола Маккартни — ему было всего шестнадцать, когда он её написал.
И Джордж Мартин, и Марк Льюисон считают, что у Маккартни возникла идея записать песню в студии в декабре 1966 года, поскольку в этом году его отцу исполнилось шестьдесят четыре.

Да, и вот мне таки исполнилось Sixty-Four...

When I get older losing my hair
Many years from now
Will you still be sending me a Valentine,
Birthday greetings, bottle of wine?
If I’d been out till quarter to three
Would you lock the door?
Will you still need me,
Will you still feed me
When I’m sixty-four?

* * *
You’ll be older too…
And if you say the word
I could stay with you.

I could be handy mending the fuse
When your lights have gone.
You can knit a sweater by the fireside,
Sunday mornings go for a ride.
Doing the garden, digging the weeds,
Who could ask for more?!
Will you still need me,
Will you still feed me
When I’m sixty-four?

Every summer we can rent
A cottage in the Isle of Wight,
If it’s not too dear.
We shall scrimp… and save…
Grandchildren on your knee –
Vera, Chuck and Dave.

Send me a postcard, drop me a line
Stating point of view.
Indicate precisely what you mean to say,
Your sincerely wasting away!
Give me your answer, fill in a form,
Mine forever more!
Oh will you still need me,
Will you still feed me
When I’m sixty-four?.. Hoo!
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